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Women In Games Awards: The Finalists

Women In Games Awards: The Finalists

The finalists of this year’s Women in Games Awards have been announced, with almost 50 individuals in the running for the accolades presented by MCV and WIGJ.

on Apr 7th 2016 at 10:06AM in News
Beamdog stands by developers but cuts Gamergate dig from Baldur's Gate

Beamdog stands by developers but cuts Gamergate dig from Baldur's Gate

The CEO of Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear developer Beamdog has spoken out against the harassment aimed at some of its developers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2016 at 10:03AM in News
Opinion: Guitar Hero and Rock Band struggles highlight PS4 and Xbox One's biggest challenge

Opinion: Guitar Hero and Rock Band struggles highlight PS4 and Xbox One's biggest challenge

If you’re a fan of plastic instruments, the last week’s headlines haven’t made pleasant reading.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 7th 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Counter Strike

CS:GO map creator FMPONE talks design, exploits, and updates

Shawn “FMPONE” Snelling is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive level designer and community contributor. Snelling has had five levels in CS:GO, including his most recent project, Santorini, which was included ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 7th 2016 at 9:03AM in News

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eSports Pro

Esports Employment Law : Considerations and Risks

A few weeks ago Dylan Walker of Yahoo eSports spoke a bit about the distinction between independent contractors and employees in eSports.  As the world of eSports has slowly become ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 7th 2016 at 9:02AM in News
World of Tanks

What to expect from World of Tanks' Grand Finals

It’s that time of year again: the World of Tanks Grand Finals are almost upon us. The world’s best teams are rumbling down the streets of Warsaw, Poland, where they’ll ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 7th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Smash Bros

The Evolution of Hax$

The year is 2008.

Baltimore is playing host to Pound 3, a major event boasting over 200 players. Legends of the day are doing their best to traverse through the ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 7th 2016 at 8:57AM in News
ECS

Twitch and FACEIT to launch team-owned Counter-Strike league today

The race to create the world's premier Counter-Strike league is well and truly underway, and Twitch are the latest to announce their effort.

Twitch has partnered with tournament organizer FACEIT ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 7th 2016 at 8:54AM in News

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Dev says American gun law frustration means guns will never be added to Subnautica

Dev says American gun law frustration means guns will never be added to Subnautica

The developer of underwater survival adventure Subnautica has explained why the game does not equip players with guns to defend themselves.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 4:11PM in News
eGames

UK government backs the Olympics of eSports

Today the International eGames Committee, which is backed by the British government, announced the eGames, a new international eSports event.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 6th 2016 at 4:10PM in News

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Quantum Break forces eyepatch onto pirates and those not logged into Windows Store

Quantum Break forces eyepatch onto pirates and those not logged into Windows Store

Remedy has repeated its comedy anti-piracy measure from Alan Wake in recent PC release Quantum Break.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 3:30PM in News
Facebook backs the Women in Games Awards 2016

Facebook backs the Women in Games Awards 2016

Facebook has given its backing to next month’s Women in Games Awards, lining up as headline partner for the MCV and WIGJ event.

on Apr 6th 2016 at 3:18PM in News
Rock Band 4's PC crowdfunding push fails to reach target

Rock Band 4's PC crowdfunding push fails to reach target

The world of Rock Band has been hit with more bad news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 1:35PM in News

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The Top 30 Women in Games: Part One

The Top 30 Women in Games: Part One

The MCV Women in Games Awards, in association with Women in Games (WIGJ) will take place on Thursday May 19th at the Hamyard Hotel, London.

on Apr 6th 2016 at 1:28PM in News
Coleco Chameleon boss sheds light on fake console prototype

Coleco Chameleon boss sheds light on fake console prototype

One of the key figures behind the failed Coleco Chameleon console has spoken out on his version of why the venture collapsed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 1:08PM in News
Revolution, Playtonic and Edge Case to discuss crowd-funding at special Interface panel next month

Revolution, Playtonic and Edge Case to discuss crowd-funding at special Interface panel next month

Leading games developers will discuss how to make the most of crowd-funding at an opening keynote panel at Interface next month.

on Apr 6th 2016 at 12:10PM in News
UK buyers still waiting for Oculus Rift pre-orders

UK buyers still waiting for Oculus Rift pre-orders

It appears that the Oculus Rift VR revolution has yet to reach the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 11:40AM in News
IGDA: Nintendo is oblivious to consequences of Rapp sacking

IGDA: Nintendo is oblivious to consequences of Rapp sacking

The International Game Developers Association has criticised Nintendo for the timing of its sacking of Alison Rapp.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
EVE: Valkyrie confirmed for HTC Vive

EVE: Valkyrie confirmed for HTC Vive

CCP’s space dogfighter EVE: Valkyrie will be released on the HTC Vive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 10:22AM in News
12 things you (probably) didn't know about the Resident Evil series

12 things you (probably) didn't know about the Resident Evil series

Resident Evil is 20 years old. So MCV dug back into its 15 years of Resident Evil special from 2011 to reveal 12 interesting facts about the iconic horror series.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 6th 2016 at 10:12AM in News
Dota 2 VR

Valve shows off Dota 2's VR spectator mode

To coincide with the launch of the HTC Vive, the first Steam VR device, Valve created multiple videos to show what the hardware can do, one of which gave a ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 6th 2016 at 10:01AM in News
Overwatch's old butt pose replaced with new butt pose

Overwatch's old butt pose replaced with new butt pose

The art that will replace Overwatch’s controversial Tracer pose that sparked many an angry online forum post late last month has been revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 9:46AM in News